WL//WH Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips / JULY-AUGUST #31-22

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PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Hildesheim, Germany goth pop /future pop /synthpop duo Kai Vincenz Németh & Michael Deiters, AKA Beyond Border “Perfection (feat. BlakLight)” from “Perfection” album (16 international artists provide their interpretation of the instrumental track “Perfection”)

Nominated by more in-depth specialized blogs as synthpop artists of the year not long ago, the German duo Beyond Border asked 16 international artists to provide their own version, often in their own language, of the sentimental instrumental electro-pop ballad, “Perfection”, pervaded by emotional strings of tinkling tear-jerking piano notes. As far as we are concerned, among the many, we highlight the version of the L.A. duo Blaklight with the deep and romantically melodic vocals of Brian Belknap, brimming with vibrant melancholy that, floating through crisp skipping beats and bright shivering synths, always knows how to touch the right chords.

  • Leeds, UK based post-punk noiseniks, Polevaulter “Tony’s House” from “MOVE” EP

Reduced to a duo, Leeds‘ noiseniks drop their most accomplished release to date. A jarring, somehow harmonious, cacophony of martial, frantic and droning drum machines, stabbing, distorted and dissonant guitar slivers, and haunted declaiming vocals, to lure an unhealthy, exhausting and blistering tour de force, amid Big Black, Chrome and The Fall inflexions, to outline an angsty and desolate scenario which will give you relentlessly yet compellingly no truce.

  • Perù based shoegaze /dream pop /post-punk solo project Byedrogss “Monster” from “Demos” album

Intercepted on Soundcloud, the debut demo from a young Peruvian one-man band, consisting of homemade skeletal sketches, mostly sounding like a study on the 80s post-punk classics, wrapped in a vein of crepuscular dream pop. “Monster”,  the one and only demo to be recorded in the studio, stands out pulsing through urgent rhythms, droning bassline, captivating wandering chilly tinkling Curesque guitar lines over distorted angsty vocals for a clearly familiar sound, we’ll never get tired of. A remarkable starting point.

  • Liverpool UK industrial /ritual /witch house solo project MONOMOR✞E “Open the portal (feat. Moi Saint)”
  • Los Angeles breaks /dark electro /industrial /synth-pop /cyberpunk /electronic musician and producer Colin Cameron Allrich, aka SLIGHTER “High Tech, High Life” from cassette album “Welcome to Riot City” on Brutal Resonance Records
  • Atlanta/Portland witch house /dark electronic /synthwave project by Corey Davenport (Cairn Elan) & Kyle Mac (Dead Fe†us), SUFFER RING “Vermillion Barrels” single on Re:Mission Entertainment
  • UK post-punk /electronic /synthpop duo Nostalgia Deathstar “Relic (Remembered)” from “RELIC” EP on State Of Bass UK
  • Amsterdam‘s Cold/ ‘Goth-Wave’ one-man band Grimdeluxe “Hiding in the Shadow” new single
  • German post-punk /coldwave /postwave solo project, A Transition “Andrenaline” single
  • Nancy-based, French Electronic composer and musician Alban Blaising AKA Feu Follet “Second Chance (ft. Vlimmer)” from the new CD/tape album “IV” on Blackjack Illuminist Records
  • French EBM /electropop act DEKAD “Promises” from the fifth album “Nowhere Lines” on BOREDOMproduct
  • Vienna based experimental /kraut /post-punk /new wave /electro duo of Turkish origin, Zack Zack Zack “Ev” first track from the upcoming “ALBUM 2”
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia retrowave /synthpop /minimal synth /spoken word solo project Куросава Курва “вновь” from the album “Портрет”                                                                                                           
  • Now-defunct UK experimental /post-punk /industrial /electronic group Bourbonese Qualk – “Sweat It Out” from the CD reissue, plus 3 bonus tracks, of the 1987 album “Bourbonese Qualk” (New International NIR187)
  • London, UK minimal analogue synth primitive-electronic DIY music project THIS IS THE BRIDGE “Hold Me Together” from the album “Neuzeit Grotesk”
  • Dutch cosmic electro /synth-wave /’Neue-Niederländische-Welle’ duo from Utrecht, STAATSEINDE “Vi Är Hubots” from the upcoming first full LP “FEHLERLINIE” 12″ vinyl on Medical Records
  • Berlin-based EBM /industrial /coldwave /synthpop project of musician (part of cult EBM project Die Selektion), Leere Städte “DNA (feat. Anna-Lisa Scherfose)” from the EP “Operon” on Antibody label
  • Château-Thierry, France EBM /electro producer, Frédéric Bones “Ta Gueule!”
  • Witten, Germany minimal synth duo (formerly Les Sirènes Débrouillardes), Lower Synth Department “In Hospital Ballad (rehearsal take)”
  • Electronic /darkwave collaborative project between Slovak composer Peter Chudík and German singer, musician, lyricist, artist Nino Sable, AKA anastromo feat nino sable “HEAT (feat. Sudlice)” single
  • Brooklyn, NY EBM /electro /cinematic /synthpop solo project AMITURE “Julian” from the upcoming “Swimmer” EP on Dots Per Inch Music
  • Indonesia‘s post-punk /coldwave solo project Set Grief Rudiment “Another Days” from the debut single “Melancholic Despair / Another Day”
  • South Texas ethereal goth /new wave /post-punk band Sword Collector “Communion Ov One” first single from Sword Collector’s upcoming “SHRINE: Volume I”
  • Oakland, CA dark synthpop/synth wave duo PLATTENBAU “Dark Sacred Night” from V/A “Beside the Blade: A Glowing Dagger Compilation” cassette album on Glowing Dagger
  • Norwegian electronic dream-pop project led by Erlend Eilertsen’s (aka ESSENCE OF MIND’s frontman), aka LIGHTS A.M “Clouds” from the 10-track new album “Clouds” on Alfa Matrix
  • Montreal, Quebec indie /electronic /cold wave /synth-pop duo Chevalier Avant Garde – “Corner” from the vinyl 12″ album “Death Drive” on Too Good To Be True
  • Berlin-based Italo Disco /New Wave /Dance Pop CanadianGerman duo Das Beat – “Intensity” new single on Arbutus Records
  • Italian synthpop duo SYRIAN “I don’t believe in you” (Single) from upcoming LP “Death of a Sun” on Spacetalk
  • Synthpop music by producers Rodrigo Passannanti (UK) and Jeremy Jones (US), AKA Alpha Romeo “Drop” from “New Erotic” EP
  • The Bronx, NY goth/darkwave solo project of Oby Wolf, aka LA MORGUE “Dystopian ( The System is Broken)” single
  • German industrial /dark electronic /electro /EBM solo project Urban Matrix “Der Splitter” from “Ich bitte um Ruhe!” album
  • Düsseldorf, Germany electro industrial duo SKREN “TUNNEL [ALEN SKANNER REMIX]”
  • Brooklyn, NY‘s post-punk /psychedelic /shoegaze /noise rock band led by Oliver Ackermann, aka A Place To Bury Strangers “My Head Is Bleeding (The Pleasure Majenta Remix)”
  • Switzerland synth /new wave /post-punk duo George Magouras & Alex Huldi, aka Q-7 Three Times “P-5 // Silence” from 2-track 7″ single “Ghosts” 3rd and final release in a series of three 7″ records: “Unite”
  • Hungarian synthpop duo Post Analog Disorder “Nem Értem” single
  • Anglo/Argentinian New Wave /Post-Punk duo Sam Young & Pablo Casadey, AKA Night Hexe “Black Sun” single
  • UK melodic Gothic Rockers from Whitby, WESTENRA “Breathe” from new EP “B R E A T H E”
  • Tucson, AZ electronic /gothic rock /post-punk band Auspex “Hustle” from the debut EP “’20s”
  • Lisbon‘s electronic darkwave band led by singer, songwriter and musician Pedro Code (The Dream Collision, Rainy Days Factory, The Ending Nights), IAMTHESHADOW “Unfold” new single on COLD TRANSMISSION MUSIC
  • Berlin-based goth /post-punk /darkwave band GOLDEN APES “From The Sky” from “From The Sky” EP on Icy Cold Records
  • Belgian new wave/ dark rock/ post-punk band, A Slice Of Life ”Seven Days” single
  • Karlsruhe, Germany goth /new wave /post-punk solo project The Neon Hum – “Insecurity” single
  • Slovyansk, Ukraine coldwave /new-wave /post-punk band Delirium “Зовсім не той” single on элек///чество
  • England, UK goth post-punk 4-piece MEZZOTINT “Red Barn” from s/t album
  • Atlanta, Georgia deathrock /gothic rock /post-punk act Entertainment “An Alter Of Remembrance” from “Horror II” EP
  • Canada based minimal /darkwave project, Morning Through The Tress “Fallen” from the debut s/t album
  • Niederburg, Germany darkwave /post-punk project Theatre’s Kiss “Philosophy of Irony” from the debut EP “Self Titled”
  • Ecatepec De Morelos, Mexico coldwave /dreampop /post-punk project Conjunto Vacío “San Benito” single
  • Athens, Georgia Post-punk /Goth Pop band, Vision Video – “Promises” first single off Vision Video’s upcoming second LP “Haunted Hours”
  • Brattleboro, Vermont post-punk /goth pop trio THUS LOVE “In tandem” from upcoming debut LP “Memorial” on Captured Tracks
  • Polish two-piece ethereal /synthgaze /cold wave outfit based in Kielce, Amrou Kithkin “Eyes Only” from the album “Wither”
  • Porto Alegre, Brazil shoegaze /post-punk band Lautmusik “Disintegrate” third single from upcoming 3rd album on midsummer madness
  • Mogilev, Belarus post-punk solo project Зубы:) “ДОДИК РЭП” single
  • Russian gothic /post-punk trio based in Moscow, Войлок [Voilok] – “Белая ночь” from the EP “Роза ветров”
  • Post-Rock /Post-Punk project of NYC-based multi-instrumentalist Martin Isenberg, aka FLYNT “Time Of My Life” from “Introducing Flynt” EP on DERO Arcade
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota post-punk /synth-punk solo project Tommy Rats AKA Toilet Rats “The Only You” new single
  • New Zealand noise rock /post-punk band Flogging A Dead One Horse Town “Steve” from “Some Bastards” EP due August 29th 2022 through MUZAI Records.
  • Berlin-based noisy no-wavy punk band BRAK “Smashed Tape” from the upcoming debut “Dopamine” EP via adagio830.
  • Berlin-based Hardcore /Post-Punk /Punk band (members of Clock Of Time, Exit Group, Cage Kicker, Idiota Civlizzatto, Lacquer and more), GLAAS “The Devil Owes Me” from the debut album “Qualm” on Static Shock Records
  • Rye, Australia garage punk 4-piece DOE ST “Lost and Found” (The Saints cover) from the single “The Old Guard / Lost and Found” on Legless Records 
  • Late ’70s/Early ’80s Stockholm‘s experimental post-punk /synth electronic duo Ståålfågel “Utan Rymddräkt På Uranus” off of upcoming 7″ EP ” Utan Rymddräkt På Uranus” on Emotional Rescue

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